What does a Lighting Technician do?
Everything needs lighting, from performances such as concerts, dance shows, plays, musicals, and comedy sets to live events like fundraisers, galas, awards shows, rallies, and gallery openings. Working in a number of distinct roles within the lighting crew, lighting technicians bring life to the plans and blueprints of lighting designers. This almost certainly means rigging and programming tried-and-true overhead lighting, but may also mean working with other visual components such as video screens, background projections, or LEDs. Lighting technicians are, by necessity, highly versatile engineers, capable of performing a wide variety of duties in service of the show.